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+604 - 2229117
Gleneagles Medical Centre
Penang, Malaysia

About Dr.Nadesh


Dr. Nadesh Sithasanan
MBBS(Thanjavur), FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Paed. Surgery, UK)
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon & Paediatric Urologist

Gleneagles Medical Centre, Penang, Malaysia

Mr. Nadesh Sithasanan acquired most of his Paediatric surgical training in tertiary centres of excellence overseas. His formative years were at the busy Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland, where he was exposed to advanced training in all branches of Paediatric Surgery and Paediatric Urology as well as intensive care of surgical neonates. He also spent valuable years in Nottingham, England, and successfully obtained his FRCS (Paediatric Surgery) qualification.
Mr. Nadesh  has achieved an advanced Degree in Paediatric Surgery from the United Kingdom. He is also  formally trained in advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, acquiring this experience after spending a year at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.
Apart from performing the entire range of Paediatric Surgical procedures, both minor and major, he also performs advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal & colorectal procedures, laparoscopic biopsies of tumours and laparoscopic appendicectomies. He is an expert in dealing with intra-abdominal testis laparoscopically. He also has vast experience in dealing with infective conditions of the chest cavity (empyemas) thoracoscopically (VATS).
His expertise also extends to Paediatric Urology for which he has been formally trained overseas, and he deals extensively with the entire spectrum of this field e.g. reconstructive procedures for vesico-ureteric reflux, pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction and hypospadias surgery with good results. His skill in endoscopic surgery of the urinary tract is commendable.
A qualified General Surgeon with an FRCS (Edinburgh) he served as a Clinical Specialist in Alor Setar in 1996 before embarking on a career as a Paediatric Surgeon. He has a lot of surgical experience under his belt. He is now, however, a full-time dedicated Paediatric Surgeon and Paediatric Urologist.
He has published eight papers, six of which are in indexed international medical journals, and has two book chapters on Paediatric Surgery to his credit. He has over a 100 presentations in conferences, both locally and internationally. He spent four years in the University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, as an Associate Professor and served six months in the Penang Medical College in 2006, during which period he provided paediatric surgical services in the Penang Hospital before he took up full-time appointment in Gleneagles Medical Centre.
He has a passion for yoga and meditation. He is a voracious reader and likes music and painting. He also loves the outdoors and plays cricket at club level. Besides that, he loves hill climbing and trekking.